Why do kids say the most awesome things?
First off, my friend was over with her four and a half kids. Ben was setting up our new entertainment thingie. Her oldest son, Miles, who is 9, was watching him and said, "I see you have Dish Network." Ben said, "Yeah, I heard it's pretty good." Miles' reply: "Well, it's never let me down!" Lisa, you have trained him well for life.
Mila has been full of them in the past few weeks. Here are a few gems:
"I remember the first day that you bought me a Rainbow Magic series book and from that day on, I was transformed into a fantasy-lovin' bookworm!"
"A toy is not a toy without a kid."
"Ethan, you know what I always say? 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!' That is my absolute favorite saying to live by!"
And finally, whenever I ask her a question, instead of saying yes or no, she will say something like, "Do clownfish eat plankton?" And I just stand there blinking as she adds, "Answer that and you'll have your answer!" Great. Thanks, 7-year old, for reminding me how little I know about marine biology.
I also have to add that my little girls are the cutest, most awesome babies I have ever seen. I have to gush now because they're not moving yet and so it is the calm before the storm, if you will. But I put them in the bathtub together tonight and Lucy inadvertently made a little splash and Laney reacted with a guffaw and then they both started laughing hysterically. The cuteness almost killed me right then and there.
However, before you go on thinking that I'm living some sort of enchanted life, just know that in this past week Ben has had pink eye and wore a pirate eye patch on his second day of law school, Mila had a mysterious stomach bug and missed two days of school, and I have had a cold that will not leave me alone. So I have been pretty grumpy. So that is why I am especially grateful for hilarious children and cutest babies.
Pictures make me happy, too:
Ethan, Mila (underwater),and my brother Aydan back in July
Cutie Crab girls
My mom and Laney, on the night she left :^(
My new haircut (apparently it's the Victoria Beckham bob and it's hot right now, or so said my stylist, whose name was Hailey, so I had no choice but to believe her)
Second Day of Second Grade (she was sick the first day)
Lucy, Ethan, and Lane